Maine

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See also: maine, máine, and mâine

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Map of US highlighting Maine

From French Maine, named by its French explorers after the province in France with the same name, in turn named after the river with the same name that runs through it. From Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica. The word was rebracketed as ce (this) + Maine, and the ce- was lost by the 12th century.[1]

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Maine

  1. A former province of Pays de la Loire, France. Capital: Le Mans.
  2. A state of the United States; probably named for the province in France. Capital: Augusta. Largest city: Portland.
  3. A town in New York.
  4. A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin; named for the state.
  5. A river in Maine, United States, flowing 5.5 miles from Pocomoonshine Lake in Princeton into Crawford Lake in Crawford.
  6. University of Maine.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “Maine”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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From French Maine.

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Maine

  1. A river in France, flowing 12 km through the city of Angers from the confluence of the Mayenne and Sarthe into the Loire.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Maine

  1. A Scottish and English surname from Old French, a variant of Main.
  2. A village in Marathon County, Wisconsin; named for county sheriff Uriah E. Maine.

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Etymology 4[edit]

From Irish An Mhaing

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Maine

  1. A river in County Kerry, Ireland, flowing 43 km from Tobermaing into the Atlantic at Castlemaine.
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Etymology 5[edit]

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 Maine (given name) on Wikipedia

From Old Irish Maine.

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Maine

  1. A male given name of historical usage, notably borne by Irish kings Maine mac Cerbaill and Maine mac Néill.

Etymology 6[edit]

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Maine

  1. Alternative form of Main: A river in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Maine.

Proper noun[edit]

Maine ?

  1. Maine

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Maine.

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Maine (genitive Maines)

  1. Maine (US state)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Maine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmei̯n/, [ˈme̞i̯n] (inflects like risti)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯ne/, [ˈmɑi̯ne̞] (rare)

Proper noun[edit]

Maine

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)
  2. Maine (a province of France)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Maine (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative Maine
genitive Mainen
partitive Mainea
illative Maineen
singular plural
nominative Maine
accusative nom. Maine
gen. Mainen
genitive Mainen
partitive Mainea
inessive Mainessa
elative Mainesta
illative Maineen
adessive Mainella
ablative Mainelta
allative Mainelle
essive Mainena
translative Maineksi
instructive
abessive Mainetta
comitative
Possessive forms of Maine (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person Maineni Mainemme
2nd person Mainesi Mainenne
3rd person Mainensa

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica. The word was rebracketed as ce (this) + Maine, and the ce- was lost by the 12th century.

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Maine m

  1. Maine (a province of France)
  2. Maine (a state of the United States)

Etymology 2[edit]

From earlier Maienne, from Latin Meduāna, of uncertain origin. Doublet of Mayenne.

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Maine f

  1. Maine (a small river in western France)
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German[edit]

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Maine

  1. (archaic) dative singular of Main

Hawaiian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maine

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English Maine.

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Maine m

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English Maine, from French Maine, from Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica.

Proper noun[edit]

Maine n (indeclinable)

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French Maine, from Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica.

Proper noun[edit]

Maine n (indeclinable)

  1. A province in northwest France. Capital: Le Mans

Further reading[edit]

  • Maine in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Maine in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French Maine

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Maine

  1. Maine (a province of France)

Proper noun[edit]

Maine m

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

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Maine m (genitive singular Mainu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

References[edit]

  • Maine in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Maine.

Proper noun[edit]

Maine ?

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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